Have you ever made a break for it up to the Lake District National Park? It’s a brilliant place to visit and trail around if you have dogs, never mind on your own! That’s why there are so many wonderful dog friendly lodges in Windermere popping up right now.
For this guide, we’ve taken a look at lodges and cabins close to Lake Windermere and Bowness which readily welcome pets. Why leave your four legged friend behind when there is so much up here for them to enjoy with you? Take a look through our favourites.
Lake Windermere has long been a favourite holiday location for families and dog lovers! Therefore, why not hunt down a dog friendly cabin or two? We’ve spent plenty of time ourselves in the Lake District, meaning you have the added benefit of experience with our list!
Whether you are looking for somewhere with an open plan living area, a hot tub or otherwise, it’s always a good idea to hunt down somewhere that’s really dog friendly. The next time you plan a trip to the Lake District, take a look through our favourites in lodges and cabins!
Leafy Nook in Hawkshead is a super modern ground floor lodge space, and is one of many of our favourite properties in the region to sleep 6. It’s great as a family escape, and you can bring pets if they behave! There is an open plan living area, all your linen and towels are included.
This great base in central Lake District country sits neatly between Windermere and Coniston Water. Hawkshead and Fell Foot Park are local National Trust spots well worth exploring with your pets, too. Of course, make a point to visit Kendal for the mint cakes!
Right in the heart of the Lake District, this holiday park lodge offers a friendly log cabin facade and sleeps 5 guests. There’s a bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, a kitchen with mod cons, and outdoor decking to the front and side. There’s plenty of tech and you’ll also have internet access.
Less than a mile from the lakes, this roomy lodge is in a lovely holiday park and offers great dog walks close to Brockhole as well as around Bowness on Windermere itself. This is Beatrix Potter country, making it very popular with literature fanatics!
This lovely chalet sleeps 4 guests and welcomes two dogs. There’s a hot tub with veranda, and is one of few properties to offer plenty of mod cons in such a rural location! There is Wi-Fi available as well as an open plan living room, complete with TV, Bluetooth speakers and DVDs.
One of the most delightful properties close to the village of Troutbeck, take your four legged friend on walks around local National Trust scenes. Grizedale Forest is a definite highlight, meaning if your pup prefers wooded walks most of all, you really will have plenty to explore close by.
This stunning holiday home in the heart of the Lake District offers a space that sleeps 4 people and sleeps 2 dogs. There is a fantastic hot tub that’s yours for private access, and there is also access to a shared swimming pool and gym. There’s a shower room en suite to a double bedroom.
Based at a lovely holiday park with access to all kinds of leisure facilities, you are right on the shores of Lake Windermere. Really well connected by the A591 connecting Keswick and Kendal, you can also take your dogs to explore the west coast from Millom up to Seascale.
As the name suggests, this is one of several properties close to Windermere offering a place in the woods. There’s space for 6 visitors here and the lodge sleeps 2 dogs, too. There are 3 bedrooms, with off road parking, a private hot tub and a kitchen suite.
This lovely lodge spot is deep in the heart of Windermere and is the perfect place to stay if you’d like access to local lakes attractions without losing any peace and quiet. There’s swimming pool, gym and sauna access on site, too, with plenty of dog walks nearby on your doorstep.
This dog friendly log cabin is one of the best properties in the region for access directly to Windermere and Ambleside. It’s part of the popular White Cross Bay Park. There are three bedrooms (king and two twins), and you can take two pets with you. Everything is on the ground floor.
One of several properties benefitting from on site leisure facilities, bring 1 dog or 2 here to enjoy a brilliant lakeland backdrop, with all the amenities you’ll need just a stone’s throw away. Local pubs are only a couple of minutes’ walk, and there’s a shop with daily groceries right on site.
Speaking of prices, it’s cheaper than you think to find yourself log cabins at low rates on the shores of Lake Windermere. Bring your pet along and sample a couple of days of blissful fun at a low price you can afford. That’s more money saved for exploration nearby!
From Coniston Water to White Cross Bay, there are all kinds of coastal and lakeside lodges up in Windermere. If finding log cabins and holiday lodges near the water’s edge is on your radar, make a point of looking through our top favourites in the list above – at low prices!
Self catering, in our collective opinion, is the easiest way to explore the shores of Lake Windermere with your pets. Choose an open plan living room, a dog friendly garden and a spot close to the heart of the Lake District National Park. Make it a wonderful trip to remember!
Lake Windermere is probably the most popular of all the waterside locations in the Lake District. It really is an icon of the area. That’s why it’s getting easier and easier for people to hunt down ground floor log cabins to check into with their pets. And why not?
Holidays in Windermere are some of the most peaceful you can expect from this end of the country. The appeal is unavoidable. Log cabin spots at holiday park sites and more are readily available throughout the year. You’ll be settling down into a perfect base for exploring the local attractions out in Cumbria and in pleasant, peaceful areas such as Troutbeck Bridge.
Above all, regardless of however many visitors you bring, make sure you take your dog with you. This is a place that’s famous for being amazingly dog friendly! You’re probably never more than 5 miles away from some stunning walks.
It’s safe to say that Lake Windermere is one of our favourite holiday spots for taking dogs on all kinds of picturesque walks. If you’re really keen to break free from the hassles and noises of modern life, then this is going to be fantastic spot for you to just kick back and let it all go. Visitors to the Lake District often bring their dogs purely for the fact that the waterside and country trails seem to go on forever – absolutely brilliant for energetic pups!
Of course, the Lake District is also a very family friendly holiday spot, with plenty of attractions within walking distance of the best log cabins we list for you in this guide. Make sure to choose a log cabin that is not only within your price range, but which is also ideal for your comfort needs. You might fancy a proper log cabin with wiFi throughout, but with a log burner to help give it that authentic charm. Who says you can’t have an open fire in the living room and a hot tub outside?
We’ve taken a look for the best dog friendly holiday spots the Lake District has to offer. Windermere happens to be one of the most popular spots in the district, meaning it’s likely you will always find a cottage or lodge that welcomes dogs as well as couples and family groups.
The appeal of a lodge , log cabin or chalet up near Bowness on Windermere or White Cross Bay is really hard to ignore. The Lake District is unspoilt and does well to appeal to people of all ages. What’s more, if you have ever felt bad about leaving your pet behind after going away on holiday, now’s your chance to really turn things around.
Head to the Lake District and check out the wonderful village scenes around Bowness on Windermere, as well as the near endless green and waterway walks that you and your pets are going to want to savour every inch of. We hope you find our guide to the best log cabin and lodge spots in the region helpful – book now and beat the rush!